INTERNATIONAL’s NEW MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS
International’s new Class 6 4200 4×4, built with many of the same components used in the company’s Class 6 and 7 trucks, extends International’s 4×4 offering into a lighter GVW rating. It is available in 21,500-pound and 25,999-pound GVW models and offers air brakes and controls, a low 105-inch overall height, low-profile 19.5 tires and a factory-designed 4×4 system.
International’s new Class 5 4100 conventional is designed for construction, landscaping, flatbed, service body, dry van and utility services applications. The truck has a 230-hp International VT-365 engine with a 540 pound-foot torque rating and an Allison 1000 Series transmission. The low-profile frame allows for easy loading and unloading. Features available in both the 17,800-pound and 19,500-pound GVW models include air-ride suspension, an optional crew cab or extended cab, a durable frame ladder system and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes equipped with 15-inch rotors.
WIRELESS ONBOARD SCALE
TruckWeight’s Smart Scale uses sensors to measure temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle’s air suspension and relay this data to a wireless hand-held receiver. Measurements are within 0.3 percent of the actual gross vehicle weight. A rapid-response mode provides one measurement every three seconds during a 15-minute loading span. The waterproof, weatherproof, shock-resistant and non-corrosive housing requires no regular maintenance. The sensors use AA batteries.
MONITOR WALL MOUNTS
McNaughton’s Master Mounts are wall mounts for flat screen televisions and computer monitors. Available in four styles – fixed, single pivot, double and triple – the mounts are available with locking to reduce jiggling and friction and have suggested retail prices of $19.95 to $69.95.
The Super Snap reusable grommet can be used to add additional tarp tie-down points and to replace ripped-out grommets. The design clamps the material in place for a no-slip grip, while a hook/eyelet at one end allows the user to attach a bungee cord or rope.
GUIDE ON CONVERTING COOLANT SYSTEM
Shell Lubricants’ new CD-ROM provides free guidelines on how to convert a heavy-duty diesel engine’s cooling system from a conventional to an extended life coolant. Shell ELC provides protection for up to 600,000 miles or 12,000 hours, the company says. The conversion requires no draining or refilling of coolant and no supplemental coolant additives.
Jones Performance Products certified replacement hood models include the Kenworth W900L Aero Metton replacement hood, which fits with no modifications. Other replacement hoods include three variations of the Freightliner Century and the Freightliner FL106 medium-duty hood.
JONES PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
HIGH-MILEAGE REGIONAL DRIVE TIRE
Goodyear’s new medium-duty commercial drive tire features long life and quiet performance in demanding city and regional applications.
Available in six sizes and load ranges, the Goodyear Unisteel G182 RSD tire is designed with a deep 28/32-inch open lug pattern.
GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER
SysOnChip’s BT Smart Blue GPS Receiver is a tiny, lightweight GPS navigator. It allows any Bluetooth-enabled computing device with navigation software and mapping software to act as a complete navigation system. The receiver features 20-channel “all-in-view” tracking and a SiRF III chipset. It is powered by a rechargeable, replaceable lithium ion battery.
46,000-POUND CAPACITY SLIDER
The 121-inch Vantraax HKANT 46K uses Hendrickson’s Advanced Axle/Beam Technology (AXT) to trim more than 300 pounds from similar capacity wide-spread sliders. The AXT combines tapered beams and large diameter axles for increased strength and reduced weight with a 22 percent increase in bending and torsional stiffness.
The wide-spread model features D-shaped holes in the slider main rails and matching slider pins.
ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY TESTER
The multicolored LED of the BatteryMINDer battery and alternator tester shows the condition of both. The 12104 model works with all 12-volt batteries and is waterproof.
POWER STEERING FLUID
Citgo’s FireGard Power Steering Fluid uses a proprietary synthetic technology to lower temperatures in heavy-duty power steering systems, increasing efficiency and reducing component wear. FireGard reduces the risk of fluid combustion and prevents the system from overheating because of heavy loads, tough terrain and temperature extremes.
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REMOTE STROBE POWER SUPPLIES
Safe-T-Alert remote strobe power supplies are available in a 40-watt model with four outlets, 60-watt models with either four or six outlets and a 90-watt model with six outlets. Operating voltage is 10 to 30 volts in DC, and connectors are Amp Mate-N-Lok Standard. Flash patterns consist of quad/double, quint and continuous flash. Selective switching is standard.
E-Fork container seals allow you to detect tampering. Their electronic components contain confidential data including container number, operator’s code, date and hour the container was sealed. Data about the seal can be read from a wireless reader or transferred to a personal digital assistant.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.